Who am I?
¡Hola! I’m Frances a Spanish native speaker who has raised her son to be bilingual in a completely monolingual English environment. I started teaching him Spanish when he was four years old. At age 11, he’s completely bilingual in both Spanish and English languages. You can read our story here. I’m also a Bilingual professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and currently pursuing a Master of Education in Languages with a Spanish major. I have experience in interpreting, translating as well as tutoring and teaching Spanish.
I help foster pride in the Hispanic heritage by connecting culture to language through education, instruction, and networking.
Heritage. Culture. Language.
I am committed to educating my community by hosting and volunteering an annual Hispanic Heritage Day in my local hometown library. You can see my Facebook live video here. Additionally, I have tons of resources here to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Interested in hearing what other parents and community members have to say? Click here.
Why learn Spanish?
Spanish is the second largest spoken language in the world. Learning Spanish will allow you to communicate with 460 million native speakers.
You can learn Spanish at any age!
Have you ever wished to learn Spanish? Have you ever tried to teach your child Spanish with no luck? Do you feel it’s too late for you or your child?
Although there is a lot of debate concerning the critical period hypothesis stating that the first few years of life constitute the time during which language develops readily and after which (sometime between age 5 and puberty) language acquisition is much more difficult and ultimately less successful.” – Source However, Rita Rosenback author of the book Bringing up a Bilingual Child writes, “(there is) no hard and fast age before which a child has to start learning a language to be able to speak it well.” Furthermore, new research indicates that language acquisition is possible in adults, too. You see, you can learn Spanish at any age!
My goal is for you to understand Spanish when you hear it and read it, and to be able to hold conversations in Spanish. While developing your Spanish language skills you’ll learn about the cultures in Spanish-speaking countries.
¡Vamos! Learn Spanish with me!
- Spanish lessons are online and have a duration of 50 minutes.
- I use Zoom for all online lessons. The use of the platform is free and it doesn’t cost you anything to use. All you’ll need is to create an account and have a device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, iPad, or smartphone. Headset or earphones are very helpful.
- Spanish lessons are personalized and customized to your (or your child’s needs).
- I will provide electronic materials for your lessons. Don’t worry if something needs to be printed I will let you know with sufficient time in advance.
- Did I mention Spanish lessons are fun? 🙂
I’m available to teach Spanish to children, teens, young and old because if there’s one thing I can definitely be sure about is that it’s never too late to learn a new language.
Ready to start?
Whether you’re ready to start or you’re simply interested in a trial session please fill out the form “Spanish Lesson Request Form”. Click on the link below. This will help me better understand your needs.
Trial sessions have a duration of 20 minutes and they are free. During this time we’ll have the opportunity to meet, answer any questions you may have, discuss your learning style, and it also gives me a glimpse of your Spanish language level. If the student is a child it is important for the parent to be present too.
Spanish Lesson Packages
Important: Lesson and lesson packages are paid in advance. You’ll receive an invoice with the details of your lesson or lesson packages. You can cancel or change your lesson within 24 hours. In the event, the student is not present at the agreed time I will wait for 15 minutes. No-shows will count as a lesson that has been given.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Fill the contact form below, and I’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.